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Guide to the Jere Clemens Dennis papers MSS.0428

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2013

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English

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Collection Title:

Jere Clemens Dennis papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0428

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

7.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1841-1935

Abstract:

Personal, family, and business papers of a Tallapoosa County attorney, including legal case files as well as Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alabama National Guard, and Masonic materials.

creator

Dennis, Jere Clemens, 1862-1935

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of the personal, family, and business papers of a Tallapoosa County attorney. It includes legal case files as well as materials regarding the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Alabama National Guard, and the Masons.

Acquisition Information:

Gift, donor unknown, 1947

Biographical/Historical note

A Tallapoosa County, Alabama, lawyer, Jere Clemens Dennis was born on 27 January 1861 in Tallapoosa, to Sumeral (Jr.) and Sarah Adeline Day Dennis. He married Addie Cornelia Hydinger. Addie died sometime between 1920 and 1930 (she is listed in the 1920 U. S. Census, but he is listed as a widower in the 1930 Census). Dennis died on 5 April 1954.

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None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Jere Clemens Dennis papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Freemasons. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Knights of Pythias. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization). (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

United Confederate Veterans. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama. Army National Guard (lcsh)

Bonds (lcsh)

Broadsides (lcsh)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Financial records (aat)

Fraternal organizations--Alabama--History (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Lawyers--Alabama (lcsh)

Legal documents (aat)

Memorabilia (aat)

Military records (aat)

Organizations (localbroad)

Photographs (aat)

Political campaigns (lcsh)

Rosters (aat)

Tallapoosa County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Tax records (aat)

War and Military (localbroad)

FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE Series 1

Series Description

This series contains family correspondence with Jere C. Dennis from 1900-1935. There are ninety-four items in two sections, incoming to Dennis and outgoing from Dennis, arranged by family member.

Components in Detail

Mrs. Jere C. (Addie) Dennis (wife) Box 2161 Folder 1

Lorena A. Stebbins (sister in law) Box 2161 Folder 2

Mollie Southgate? (sister in law) Box 2161 Folder 3

Eb and Eva Hydinger (sister and brother in law) Box 2161 Folder 4

Miscellaneous family correspondence Box 2161 Folder 5

CORRESPONDENCE WITH CYRANO Series 2

Series Description

There are 120 items in this series arranged chronologically from 1929-1935. The last folder contains loose pages of letters.

1929 – Letters from J.C.D. to Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 6

1930 - Correspondence with Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 7

1930 – Correspondence with Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 8

1931 – Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 9

1931 – Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 10

1932 – Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 11

1933 – Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 12

1934 – Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 13

1935 - Letters from Cyrano Box 2161 Folder 14

Letters from Cyrano, nd Box 2161 Folder 15

PRINTED MATERIAL Series 3

Series Description

Contains notary public commission dated 1911 and signed by Emmett O’Neal, certificate chairman for military training camps associations, clerk of election appointment notice, broadsides, circulars, flyers, and political, legal, business and personal newspaper clippings

1898-1928 Box 2161 Folder 16

FINANCIAL PAPERS Series 4

Series Description

This series contains cancelled checks, bills and receipts, bond coupons from town of Woodlawn, due March 1, 1894. There are 113 items here, and they are arranged chronologically.

Components in Detail

Financial, bills and receipts Box 2161 Folder 17

Financial, bills and receipts Box 2161 Folder 18

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL Series 5

Series Description

The three items in this series are small portraits of unidentified soldiers.

Components in Detail

Photographic material Box 2161 Folder 19

LEGAL PAPERS Series 6

Series Description

This series contains thirty-five items arranged chronologically. The papers include correspondence and legal documents related to property located in Woodlawn; abstract of title; returned list of property tax; receipt for abstract; mortgage; tax assessment notices; sales contract; property advertisement; and other correspondence.

Components in Detail

1892-1924 Box 2161 Folder 20

MEMORABILIA Series 7

Series Description

There are thirty-four items in this series; they are not arranged in any particular manner. Included in this series are trading cards, postcards, prescription, railroad tickets, Easter greeting card, Westmoreland Club House pass, Shareholder tickets, D.A.R. Flag Day program, advertising rate schedule, and a combination for safe lock.

Components in Detail

Memorabilia Box 2161 Folder 21

MISCELLANEOUS Series 8

Series Description

There are nine unarranged items in this series. The series includes political pamphlets used in the campaigns of David Wayne Mario, A. S. Patterson , and LaFayette L. Patterson, as well as anti–Al Smith material, other campaign literature, and a pamphlet titled “The Quebec System” (anti-prohibition literature).

Components in Detail

Miscellaneous Box 2161 Folder 22

LEGAL CASE FILES Series 9

Series Description

This series contains legal case files of Jere Dennis from 1841 until 1934. There are 659 items, arranged alphabetically and then subarranged chronologically.

Components in Detail

Abrams, Albert W., 1922 Box 2162 Folder 23

Andrews, E. L. and Johnnie, 1907-1919 Box 2162 Folder 24

Baker, D. W., 1920-1924 Box 2162 Folder 25

Baker, Luther, 1925 Box 2162 Folder 26

Barron, Thomas, 1885 Box 2162 Folder 27

Blythe, Colley and James A., 1908-1910 Box 2162 Folder 28

Cannady, Bill, 1906-1908 Box 2162 Folder 29

Chambliss, Arthur, 1932-1933 Box 2162 Folder 30

Coprew, Churchill M., 1921-1922 Box 2162 Folder 31

Cosby, George, 1889-1906 Box 2162 Folder 32

Dennis, Sabe, 1897-1901 Box 2162 Folder 33

Dozier, Marie, 1900 Box 2162 Folder 34

East, Columbus C. and Ludie J., 1922 Box 2162 Folder 35

Evans, W. J., 1902-1907 Box 2162 Folder 36

Farrow, Cornelius, 1913-1918 Box 2162 Folder 37

Farrow, Sam, 1913 Box 2162 Folder 38

Foshee, Alford G., 1888-1921 Box 2162 Folder 39

Foshee, Alford G., 1888-1921 Box 2162 Folder 40

Grimmett, William A., 1916 Box 2162 Folder 41

Hancock, Richard, 1924-1927 Box 2162 Folder 42

Handley Mfg. Company, 1926 Box 2162 Folder 43

Herren, Thomas and Woody, 1912-1913 Box 2162 Folder 44

Higgins, Virginia, 1907-1915 Box 2162 Folder 45

Holley, D. C., 1908 Box 2162 Folder 46

Hollingshead Co. vs. Dadeville Motor Co., 1923 Box 2162 Folder 47

Hydinger, E. E., 1884-1905 Box 2162 Folder 48

Johnson, Gussie, 1879-1908 Box 2162 Folder 49

Kelly, James E., 1912-1917 Box 2162 Folder 50

Ledbetter, Ben, 1911 Box 2162 Folder 51

Lynch, John W., 1906 Box 2163 Folder 52

McCree, John C., 1921 Box 2163 Folder 53

Marable, Champ J., 1911-1921 Box 2163 Folder 54

Moon, Arthur and Susie, 1901-1907 Box 2163 Folder 55

Moore, W. D., 1901-1905 Box 2163 Folder 56

Moxley, Lula and J. T., 1890-1891 Box 2163 Folder 57

Newman, Dr. S. H., 1906 Box 2163 Folder 58

Osburn, Benjamin, 1921 Box 2163 Folder 59

Osgood, John C., 1845-1920 Box 2163 Folder 60

Osgood, John C., 1845-1920 Box 2163 Folder 61

Osgood, John C., 1845-1920 Box 2163 Folder 62

Peoples, John W., 1916-1921 Box 2163 Folder 63

Puckett, Dr. Robert H., 1923-1924 Box 2163 Folder 64

Satterwhite, Joseph, 1857-1922 Box 2163 Folder 65

Satterwhite, Lum, 1922-1923 Box 2163 Folder 66

Satterwhite, Obediah, 1841-1856 Box 2163 Folder 67

Schussler, Charles and Sons, 1898 Box 2163 Folder 68

Simmons, Andrew, 1901 Box 2163 Folder 69

Spratlin, Leola J., 1904 Box 2163 Folder 70

Stroud, Essie, 1931-1934 Box 2163 Folder 71

Tallapoosa County vs. J. S. Knox et al, 1913 Box 2163 Folder 72

Taunton, J. S., 1932 Box 2163 Folder 73

Vardeman, William J., 1913-1916 Box 2163 Folder 74

Vardeman, William J., 1913-1916 Box 2163 Folder 75

Waddell, Dr. H. G., 1924 Box 2163 Folder 76

Walker, N. S., 1916 Box 2163 Folder 77

Wilson, Robert L., 1905-1916 Box 2163 Folder 78

Winstett, Edmond W., 1915 Box 2163 Folder 79

Wright, John E., 1916-1918 Box 2163 Folder 80

Young, B. W. vs. L. O. Young and Mrs. Jack Young, 1917 Box 2163 Folder 81

Young, Claud R., 1922 Box 2163 Folder 82

Justice of the Peace Docket, Dudleyville, Beat No. 16, 1901-1910 Box 2163 Folder 83

Miscellaneous legal papers, 1909-1913 Box 2163 Folder 84

Sorrell, G. H., 1925 Box 2164 Folder 85

Sorrell, G. H., printed material Box 2164 Folder 86

Sorrell, G. J., 1905-1922 Box 2164 Folder 87

Sorrell, G. J., bank books Box 2164 Folder 88

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Series 10

Series Description

This series contains 340 items from 1925-1932, arranged by the subjects listed on the folders.

Components in Detail

General Headquarters (Orders, circulars, and bulletin) Box 2164 Folder 89

GHQ, Richmond (Circulars about membership) Box 2164 Folder 90

Headquarters Alabama Division (General orders) Box 2164 Folder 91

HQAD (Circulars) Box 2164 Folder 92

A. D. (Camp dues) Box 2164 Folder 93

A. D. (Miscellaneous) Box 2164 Folder 94

Other divisions (Circulars and bulletins) Box 2164 Folder 95

Receipts Box 2164 Folder 96

Manassa Battlefield Fund, 1928 Box 2164 Folder 97

Convention, Huntsville, 1928 Box 2164 Folder 98

Convention, Little Rock, 1928 Box 2164 Folder 99

Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1929 Box 2164 Folder 100

Convention, Charlotte, 1929 Box 2164 Folder 101

Convention, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1930 Box 2164 Folder 102

Convention, Biloxi, 1930 Box 2164 Folder 103

Montgomery Reunion, 1931 Box 2164 Folder 104

Montgomery Reunion, 1931 Box 2164 Folder 105

Convention, Richmond, 1932 Box 2164 Folder 106

Convention, Richmond, 1932 Box 2164 Folder 107

Miscellaneous Box 2164 Folder 108

Newspaper clippings Box 2164 Folder 109

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS Series 11

Series Description

There are twenty-two items in this series from 1921 through 1931.

Components in Detail

Alabama Division, Reunion programs, 1927-1931 Box 2164 Folder 110

Montgomery Reunion, 1928 Box 2164 Folder 111

CORRESPONDENCE Series 12

Series Description

This series holds Dennis’ correspondence from 1903 until 1935. There are 707 items.

Components in Detail

Incoming – A. Box 2165 Folder 112

Incoming – B. Box 2165 Folder 113

Incoming – Bursington, Alice Box 2165 Folder 114

Incoming – C. Box 2165 Folder 115

Incoming – D, E, F, G. Box 2165 Folder 116

Incoming – H. Box 2165 Folder 117

Incoming – Walter L. Hopkins Box 2165 Folder 118

Incoming – J. Box 2165 Folder 119

Incoming – Roger ap C. Jones Box 2165 Folder 120

Incoming – K, L. Box 2165 Folder 121

Incoming – M. Box 2165 Folder 122

Incoming – N, O, P. Box 2165 Folder 123

Incoming – Hattie Floyd Powers Box 2165 Folder 124

Incoming – W. E. Quin Box 2165 Folder 125

Incoming – R, S. Box 2165 Folder 126

Incoming – T, U, V, W. Box 2165 Folder 127

Incoming – Edmond R. Wiles Box 2165 Folder 128

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 129

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 130

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 131

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 132

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 133

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 134

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 135

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 136

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 137

Outgoing – misc. Box 2165 Folder 138

OTHER CORRESPONDENCE Series 13

Series Description

This series holds 18 items, arranged alphabetically by author. They are not Dennis’ correspondence. 1927-1932

Components in Detail

Correspondence, not Dennis – 1927-1932 Box 2165 Folder 139

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY ALLIANCE Series 14

Series Description

This series contains the minutes of the Tallapoosa County Alliance from 1895 until 1897 as recorded by Jere Dennis.

Components in Detail

Minutes of the Tallapoosa County Alliance, 1895-1897 Box 2165 Folder 140

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS LODGE Series 15

Series Description

This series contains the Knights of Pythias Lodge, Treasurer’s Cash Book. Jere Dennis was the treasurer from 1915 until 1930.

Components in Detail

Treasurer’s cash book, 1915-1930 Box 2165 Folder 141

SORRELL, G. J. Series 16

Series Description

This series contains Sorrell’s account books for the years of 1890 –1919.

Components in Detail

Account book, 1899-1902 Box 2166

Account book, 1896-1899 Box 2166

Account book, 1892-1896 Box 2166

Account book, 1890-1895 Box 2166

Account book, 1905-1915 Box 2166

Account book, 1907-1916 Box 2166

Account book, 1917-1919 Box 2166

ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD Series 17

Series Description

This series contains 435 items covering the years 1911-1920.

Components in Detail

Correspondence. J. H. Patterson, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 142

Correspondence. J. G. Parrish, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 143

Correspondence. A. G. Goodwyn, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 144

Correspondence, Joseph B. Scully, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 145

Correspondence, E. H. Graves, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 146

General Orders and Special orders, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 147

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Rosters, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 148

Co. F. 4th Infantry. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 149

Correspondence on transportation to Mobile. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 150

Court Martials and discharges. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 151

Excuses and discharge requests. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 152

Uniform orders, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 153

Miscellaneous. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 154

Drill reports and property return reports. 1911 Box 2167 Folder 155

Orders for General Headquarters. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 156

Correspondence. Scully, 1912 Box 2167 Folder 157

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Excuses for not coming to drills. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 158

Drill reports. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 159

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Requests of discharge. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 160

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Court Martials. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 161

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Rosters. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 162

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Orders. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 163

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Supplies. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 164

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Miscellaneous correspondence and papers. 1912 Box 2167 Folder 165

State vs. Dennis. Correspondence with lawyers. 1912-1913 Box 2167 Folder 166

State vs. Dennis. 1913 Box 2167 Folder 167

Miscellaneous Correspondence. 1916-1920 Box 2167 Folder 168

Co. F. 4th Infantry. Property returns. 1911-1912 Box 2167 Folder 169

Co. F. 4th Infantry, Formation of May 9, 1911 Box 2167 Folder 170

Miscellaneous Box 2167 Folder 171

Miscellaneous Box 2167 Folder 172

Newspaper clippings Box 2167 Folder 173

MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY Series 18

Series Description

There are 192 items in this series, dating from 1917 to 1932

Components in Detail

Military training camp correspondence. 1916 Box 2168 Folder 174

Military training camp correspondence. Miscellaneous. 1916 Box 2168 Folder 175

Military training camp correspondence. 1917 Box 2168 Folder 176

Applications to Camp. 1917 Box 2168 Folder 177

Correspondence on Commissions. 1917 Box 2168 Folder 178

Correspondence on Commission. 1918 Box 2168 Folder 179

Correspondence on Commission. 1919 Box 2168 Folder 180

Correspondence – Appointment in Officer’s Reserve Corps. 1921 Box 2168 Folder 181

Correspondence on Infantry School. 1922 Box 2168 Folder 182

Army Correspondence Courses – Answer Sheets. 1922 Box 2168 Folder 183

Army Correspondence Courses – Answer Sheets. 1922 Box 2168 Folder 184

Applications to Special Service Schools and Training Camp. 1923 Box 2168 Folder 185

Officer’s Reserve Corps. Papers on Promotion. 1923 Box 2168 Folder 186

Officer’s Reserve Corps. Miscellaneous Papers. 1923 Box 2168 Folder 187

Officer’s Reserve Corps. Correspondence. 1924 Box 2168 Folder 188

Citizens Military Training Camp. Miscellaneous. 1929 Box 2168 Folder 189

Citizens Military Training Camp. 1930 Box 2168 Folder 190

Reserve Officer’s Corps. 1930 Box 2168 Folder 191

Reserve Officer’s Association. Alabama Department. 1932 Box 2168 Folder 192

MASONS Series 19

Series Description

There are sixty items in this series dating from 1909 to 1930

Components in Detail

Fall Reunion. 1909 Box 2169 Folder 193

Correspondence. 1910 Box 2169 Folder 194

Zamora Temple. 1913 Box 2169 Folder 195

Miscellaneous. 1914 Box 2169 Folder 196

Miscellaneous. 1917 Box 2169 Folder 197

Miscellaneous. 1918 Box 2169 Folder 198

Deaths. 1919 Box 2169 Folder 199

Grand Lodge Report. 1919 Box 2169 Folder 200

Deaths. 1920 Box 2169 Folder 201

Correspondence. 1921 Box 2169 Folder 202

Miscellaneous. 1923 Box 2169 Folder 203

Miscellaneous. 1924 Box 2169 Folder 204

Deaths. 1925 Box 2169 Folder 205

Deaths. 1926 Box 2169 Folder 206

Miscellaneous. 1927 Box 2169 Folder 207

Miscellaneous. 1928 Box 2169 Folder 208

Miscellaneous. 1929 Box 2169 Folder 209

Miscellaneous. 1930 Box 2169 Folder 210

UNPROCESSED MATERIALS (COURT CASES) Series 20 Box 2731 Box 2732 Box 2638 Box 2730 Box 2735 Box 2733 Box 2734 Box 2637 Box 2170

Components in Detail